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Iraqi death toll rises to 89 in the worst wave of attacks this year


A series of blasts and shootings has brought the single-day death toll for brutal attacks across Iraq to 89 victims, including 13 Iraqi soldiers. With 223 more wounded, the attacks signal the worst outbreak of violence in the country this year.

­On early Monday morning, unidentified gunmen attacked an Iraqi military base in the town of Udaim. The terrorists arrived in three vehicles and opened fire on soldiers, reportedly killing 13 of them, Reuters reports.

In one of the latest incidents, roadside bombs struck northeast Iraq, leaving 11 dead.

Two car bombs went off in Baghdad, killing at least 11 and leaving 73 wounded.

Seven bomb attacks also struck the town of Taji, North of the Iraqi capital, claiming 32 victims – 14 of whom were police officers – and wounding 48 more.

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